• Research Assistant Librarian, Marriott Library
  • Research Assistant Librarian, Marriott Library

Research Statement

My research asks how the historical conditions of technology and human perception impact the ways in which we experience and represent space and place.

Research Keywords

  • American Art, Sound Studies, Spatial Humanities, Acoustic Ecology, Media Studies, Digital Humanities


  • "Machine-Made Families: An Algorithmic Genealogy," DHU4, Weber State University, UT, 2019 . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/2019.
  • "Building Support Systems for Collections-Based Scholarship." ARLIS/NA 47th Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2019. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/2018.
  • "Clean Ears, Soundmarks, and Schizophonia: Acoustic Ecology from the World Soundscape Project to One Square Inch," Environments and the Ecological Self, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2017.
  • "Atlases of Apprehension: Mapping Creative and Quantitative Sensation in Interwar New York City," Sensorial Encounters: Body, Object, and Environment, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2016.
  • "Speculative Bridging: A Proposal for Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Art through Sonification," Sound Art Matters XXVI, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2016.
  • "Capture/Create: Sonic Potentialities in Zones of Open Narrative," Silence!, McGill University, Montreal, ON. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2015.
  • "Re-Recording History: Jacob Kirkegaard's Four Rooms and the Sonic Unconscious," Crossing the Boundaries XXIII: Cut and Paste, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2015.
  • "Fantasy Crime in Real Time: The Limits of Mimesis in Rockstar Games' LA Noire," Imagined Worlds: Worldmaking in Arts and Literature, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FI. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2013.


  • Alana Wolf-Johnson (2017). "Photographing Modernity's End: Toward an Ontology of 'Ruin Porn". Pornorama: American Pornographies - Visual Culture, Literature, History, ed. Hanjo Beressem, LIT Verlag. Published, 01/2017.
  • S. Alana Wolf-Johnson & Li Ding, Ahmed Elliethy, Eitan Freedenberg, Joshua Rompf, Peter Christensen, Gaurav Sharma (2016). "Comparative Analysis of Homologous Buildings Using Range Imaging". IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 4378-4382. Published, 08/2016.
  • S. Alana Wolf (2016). "Please Play: Sounding the Limits of Sonic Participation". Duke University Press: Polygraph. Vol. 25. Published, 06/2016.